The question of whether a political advertisement is issue advocacy
(including lobbying) or campaign activity is an important one under the tax laws, particularly for tax-exempt 501(c) organizations.
Given its implicit recognition of a valid constitutional distinction between issue advocacy
and campaign speech, it would be appropriate for the Court to reexamine whether it is ever permissible to impose the same restrictions on all candidates in order to equalize their opportunities to persuade voters to vote for them.
Sham issue advocacy
is] really just a thing to get around this restriction, that they can't expressly advocate," Keating says.
Legislation that regulates or prohibits grassroots issue advocacy
violates the First Amendment because it is not narrowly tailored to achieve a compelling governmental interest.
engage in only issue advocacy
thereby do not meet the new political
The network is no longer a "527" political advocacy group, but is now incorporated like most nonprofit groups with limited ability to conduct issue advocacy
and education efforts.
Forest products, pharmaceutical and media firms are especially exposed to public issue advocacy
includes the discussion of issues of public concern, the actions of governmental officials in office, and the positions of candidates on issues.
Darnell, who previously served as director of AFFI's communications department, is responsible for the communication of AFFI's positions on legislative and regulatory issues which impact the frozen food industry, as well as the management of the day-to-day responsibilities of AFFI's aggressive communications plan, which includes member communications, media relations, and issue advocacy
BCRA addressed the two biggest problems in the campaign finance system by banning the use of soft money in federal elections and placing new restrictions on candidate-specific issue advocacy
The SPI Northeast Region fosters the continued health and economic vitality of the Northeast plastics industry through issue advocacy
and outreach, education, and civic responsibility.